Wyndham City Libraries hosts a variety of different events throughout the year including author talks, panels, lectures and workshops. Catch up with some of the great events you may have missed below, and download transcripts and supporting material where available.
Not all events are recorded. Recordings may expire – check individual descriptions for more detail.
The Werribee River - its History, Conservation and Wildlife
Join Heather Noble from the Werribee River Association on a virtual tour of the Werribee River. Learn about its important role in Victoria’s history, post European settlement and discover some of the unique plants and animals that call it home. This video will be available until 1 February 2021.
Flushed with Success: History of the Metropolitan Farm and Treatment Works
Join us for this presentation and discussion with the Heritage Team from Melbourne Water about the amazing Western Treatment Plant – a true gem in the west! This talk covers the plant's historic origins and its evolution to a world class facility.
For more information about Melbourne Water and its sites visit their website.
Finding Electro Girl: A conversation with Lainie Chait
Wyndham City Libraries recently hosted Lainie Chait, author of Electro Girl: Living a symbiotic existence with epilepsy.
Lainie invented her superhero persona Electro Girl when she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19 years of age. Electro Girl: Living a symbiotic existence with epilepsy portrays a life lived with epilepsy for 25 years. Hear how a holistic approach with medication and lifestyle change minimised her condition.
Rosalie Ham in Conversation with Bruno Lettieri
Join author Rosalie Ham in conversation with Bruno Lettieri as she speaks about her forthcoming novel The Dressmaker’s Secret, and her return to the world and characters of her bestselling debut novel The Dressmaker, now an award-winning film starring Kate Winslet. (September 14, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here:
Science Week: Indigenous Astronomy
See the stars in a new way, and learn about the importance of the night sky in Australian Aboriginal science, culture, and history. This fascinating talk on Indigenous Astronomy was presented live online by Yorta Yorta ecology student Jessie Ferrari and cultural astronomer, Dr Duane Hamacher during Science Week (August 21, 2020).
Accurate closed captions available in the video. Check out the resource list here: